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Patrick Williams Is Focused On Chicago After Foot Surgery Cuts Short His Contract Year: ‘I Would Love To Continue To Be A Bull’
CHICAGO — Patrick Williams has faced this before. At 22, he already spent one NBA season focused on recovering from an injury. So when he was shut down for the season this week for surgery to treat a stress fracture in his left foot, the Chicago Bull
Chicago Tribune3 min readAmerican Government
Commentary: Dysfunction In US Makes It Clear That Europe Is At Risk For Outsourcing Its Security
The Munich Security Conference, the world’s preeminent annual gathering on international security, wrapped up last weekend. Global leaders and experts discussed a wide range of concerns, but the threat of Russia and fate of Ukraine took center stage.
Chicago Tribune2 min readCrime & Violence
Man Accused Of Human Smuggling Near US-Canada Border Is Arrested At O’Hare
CHICAGO — Authorities arrested a man at O’Hare International Airport in connection to the January 2022 blizzard deaths of an Indian migrant family. Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel faces two charges of smuggling people into the U.S., according to court reco
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Commentary: Conservatives Are Targeting IVF. Women Deserve A Choice
The new battlefield over abortion rights centers on the use of in vitro fertilization. It’s a battle that is highly personal for me and my wife, Erica. Last summer, we became the parents of twin sons Max and Theo. For this blessed event to happen, we
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Top Cop Blasts Civilian Office Of Police Accountability After Agency Recommends Chicago Police Department Fire 28 Officers
CHICAGO — Despite a freeze on police discipline cases, the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department late Thursday issued a lengthy, stern critique of the city agency that probes police misconduct, accusing investigators of leaning on “personal
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‘Bring Chicago Home’ Referendum On March 19 Ballot Invalidated By Cook County Judge
CHICAGO — Mayor Brandon Johnson’s cornerstone initiative to tackle homelessness through a referendum question to voters has essentially been booted from the March 19 ballot after Cook County Judge Kathleen Burke on Friday sided with business and real
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Nina Metz: And The Oscar For Best Boi Goes To …
Among the actors making publicity rounds in the run up to the Oscars on March 10 is a 7-year-old border collie named Messi, who co-stars in best picture nominee “Anatomy of a Fall.” Called Snoop in the film, he traveled from France last week to atten
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Patrick Williams To Undergo Season-ending Foot Surgery As Bulls’ Injury Concerns Deepen
CHICAGO — Patrick Williams will undergo season-ending surgery to treat a bone edema in his left foot after missing the last 10 games with the injury, the Chicago Bulls announced Friday evening. Williams initially was diagnosed with the injury Jan. 31
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Northwest Indiana Residents, Upset Over Refinery Pollution, Take Complaints To Public Meeting
Bearing signs with slogans like “East Chicago demands clear air” and “IDEM, let us breathe,” nearly 100 Northwest Indiana residents and environmental advocates gathered to voice anger and frustration at BP Whiting refinery at a Thursday public meetin
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The Punisher’s Skull Logo Turns Up In All The Wrong Places — What Its Creator Thinks About It Now
CHICAGO — The Punisher turns 50 this month. Normally, when anybody turns 50, you want to congratulate them. But the Punisher outlived his welcome somewhere during the Reagan administration. He is an artifact of a time when Americans could still agree
Chicago Tribune7 min readLeadership
When Strength, Resilience And #BlackGirlMagic Is A Burden
CHICAGO -- When Lincoln University administrator Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey took her own life last month, the news broke the internet, a family friend said in a eulogy during homegoing services in Joliet, Illinois. People had a lot to say abou
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Illinois Auto And Home Insurance Rates Keep Rising As Allstate, State Farm Plan Double-digit Hikes
Inflation may be moderating, but home and auto insurance premiums are still going through the roof in Illinois, with double-digit rate increases baked into this year’s bills and no relief in sight. Allstate is hiking homeowners insurance rates by 12.
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Shakeia Taylor: Basketball Should Be Basketball. Sure, There Are Differences, But The Game Is The Game, Right?
CHICAGO — NBA All-Star weekend featured a new crossover 3-point contest Saturday between the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu. Curry, a four-time NBA champion, holds the league’s record for most career 3
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Paul Sullivan: Jerry Reinsdorf’s About-face On White Sox Possibly Leaving Chicago Is History — And Hypocrisy — Repeating Itself
CHICAGO — The good news for Chicago White Sox fans is the team eventually will be up for sale, according to Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. The bad news is it won’t happen as long as Reinsdorf is alive. Before he does go, Reinsdorf — who turns 88 Sunday —
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Rivian Laying Off 10% Of Salaried Workforce As EV Demand Slows
Facing an industrywide slowdown in demand for electric vehicles, Rivian is laying off 10% of its salaried workforce, including a small number of employees at its downstate Normal assembly plant. California-based Rivian has more than 8,000 workers in
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
R. Kelly’s Appeal Argument Calls Reasons For Long Sentence Too Vague, But Court Warns He Could Wind Up Worse Off
CHICAGO — Imprisoned R&B star R. Kelly’s attempt to win a new sentencing in Chicago’s federal court might well backfire, an appellate judge reminded his attorneys in court Thursday. “If we agree with you, does your client realize he could be worse of
Chicago Tribune3 min read
New Coordinator Eric Washington Is Eager To Put His Fingerprints On The Chicago Bears Defense
When Eric Washington made his leap into the NFL coaching ranks in 2008, leaving Northwestern for a job on Lovie Smith’s staff at Halas Hall, he did so with great eagerness and a push to continue learning. Washington’s return to the Chicago Bears — hi
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Arguments In R. Kelly’s Appeal Expected Thursday
Attorneys for R. Kelly will go before a federal appeals court Thursday in hopes of convincing justices to throw out the disgraced R&B star’s convictions for child pornography and inappropriate sexual conduct with minors. Among Kelly’s claims: The cha
Chicago Tribune3 min read
‘Patrick And The Whale’ Review: Moby Flick, Courtesy Of PBS’s ‘Nature’
“There really is this extraterrestrial quality to sperm whales,” says Patrick Dykstra, a cinematographer with a fascination for underwater sea life. His interest in whales — and his interactions with them — are captured in the latest installment of t
Chicago Tribune3 min read
State Picks Up Travel Tab For Migrants Who Want To Leave Chicago
On a recent Tuesday morning, a family of three packed up their duffel bags outside a migrant shelter on the Lower West Side en route to El Paso, Texas, where they said they had relatives waiting. They had been in Chicago for four months. Moises Sanch
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Chicago Alderman Accuses Colleague Of ‘Unprovoked Assault’
A South Side alderman is alleging a City Council colleague assaulted him, and calling for that council member to resign his leadership positions in the body. Ald. Desmon Yancy, 5th, sent a message to Black Caucus Chair Stephanie Coleman, 16th, arguin
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Paul Sullivan: Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts Has A New ‘Guy’ And Believes Craig Counsell Will Be The One
MESA, Ariz. — On the final day of the 2023 season, after the Chicago Cubs collapsed to blow a National League wild-card spot, Chairman Tom Ricketts told reporters in Milwaukee that manager David Ross was still “our guy.” “He’s a great manager, he cre
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Commentary: My Wife And I Soon Will Celebrate 45 Years Of Marriage. Many Baby Boomers Haven’t Been As Lucky
Next month, my bride, Elvira, and I will celebrate 45 years of marriage. Forgive me, but I’m pretty impressed with the longevity of our union. In this case, I make the rare exception of seeing no shame in my pride at this accomplishment. I feel this
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Solved: Why Justin Fields Says He Unfollowed The Bears On Instagram
CHICAGO — NFL players: they’re just like the rest of us. If you’re tired of the endless Chicago Bears quarterback debates, those fiery Justin Fields versus Caleb Williams arguments that have remained persistent through the early stages of this offsea
Chicago Tribune4 min read
‘Dune: Part Two’ Review: Sand-filled Vision Of Arrakis Continues To Work On A Massive Scale
For starters, I can’t believe director Denis Villeneuve pulled off the big scene in “Dune: Part Two” in which Timothée Chalamet learns to ride the world’s largest pool noodle. True, the story of “Dune” offers some built-in possibilities for success w
Chicago Tribune4 min readPoverty & Homelessness
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Budget Proposal Includes $800 Million In Tax Increases, Largely For Corporations, Sportsbooks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Facing a tighter budget outlook, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday unveiled a $52.7 billion election-year spending plan built on more than $800 million in tax increases that would largely fall on businesses, from large co
Chicago Tribune4 min readInternational Relations
Commentary: Is America Still The Indispensable Nation?
Back in 1998, Madeleine Albright, then the secretary of state, called the United States the “indispensable nation.” She meant that this country, armed with unmatchable force and influence, stood at the helm of a web of alliances and global organizati
Chicago Tribune2 min readCrime & Violence
Trial Of Alleged Highland Park Parade Shooter Set For 2025
CHICAGO — A Lake County judge Wednesday set a February 2025 trial for Robert Crimo III on first-degree murder and dozens of other charges stemming from the July 4, 2022, Highland Park parade shooting. Crimo is scheduled to stand trial on Feb. 24, 202
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